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Welcome

for·tu·i·tous adjective 1. happening by chance rather than design.

This is the the boat log, or 'blog' if you will, of the sailboat Fortuitous, where we reflect on our sails, our screwups, and our thoughts about nautical things.


Recent Log Entries:

Varnish Monkey

We've been doing a bunch of boat maintenance (some required and some elective), but I got the varnish monkey off my back in time for us to work in a little sailing. ...continued

Caught Between the Moon and New York City

I know it's crazy, but it's true.

I'd like to blame it completely on Hurricane Arthur, but our Fourth of July weekend plans got messed up for a variety of reasons. ...continued

Sailing in Circles

"I don't have much to put in the boat log. We basically just sailed in a circle."

Jen replied, "Yeah, but it was a fun circle."

...which neatly sums up the experience of a good daysail. ...continued

Pagan Rites

Jen and I celebrated the solstice like any normal Americans: by spending some quality time on the boat and performing an intricate series of arcane rituals. ...continued

The Skipper's Burden

I've been crewing on other people's race boats for years, but for the first time, I got to take the helm and run my own race: time to find out if I'd learned anything. ...continued